Wisconsin German Shorthaired Pointer Rescue Dog rescue in Cottage Grove, WI

Wisconsin German Shorthaired Pointer Rescue (WGSPR) is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization covering the state of Wisconsin. We save GSPs from shelters, humane societies, and owner surrenders. Our rescued dogs are placed into foster homes to be loved, nurtured, trained and in some cases nursed back to health while we find the perfect permanent home and loving family for them.

The mission of WGSPR is to provide the general public with knowledge of our breed, offer fully vetted, rescued, purebred GSPs for adoption, with a life-time follow-up and return policy for all of our adopted GSPs.

PO BOX 112
Cottage Grove, WI 53527
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PO BOX 112

Cottage Grove, WI 53527

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Adoptable pets at Wisconsin German Shorthaired Pointer Rescue

We'll also keep you updated on Atlas's adoption status with email updates.
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German Shorthaired Pointer

Male, 3 yrs
Cottage Grove, WI
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Duke II

German Shorthaired Pointer

Male, 9 mos
Cottage Grove, WI

Rescue FAQs

State of Wisconsin and upper peninsula of Michigan.

  • 1. Submit Application
  • 2. Home Check
  • 3. Approve Application
  • 4. Meet the Pet

Additional adoption info

Adoptions are simple, we match the dog to the family and the family to the dog. Our Adoption process contains the following steps:
1. Complete our adoption application.
2. WGSPR will review your application and follow up with you via email or phone.
3. WGSPR will conduct a veterinary reference check and background check.
4. A WGSPR volunteer will contact you to set up a home visit.
5. WGSPR will determine and notify you if you are approved. If you are not approved, we will provide you with the reason we are not willing to allow you to adopt from us.
6. WGSPR will put you in contact with the foster family to further discuss the GSP that you are interested in.
If you, as the applicant would like to continue in the adoption process, a Meet and Greet is set up with the foster family. WGSPR does require you, as the potential adopter, to travel to the foster home for the meet and greet.
7. WGSPR foster families have the FINAL decision on the family that will adopt the GSP rescue.
NOTE: Considerations include application, home visit, meet and greet and overall best fit and safety considerations for the GSP rescue.
WGSPR matches you with the perfect GSP we have in rescue as your lifelong companion.
NOTE: The length of time the adoption approval process can vary and is dependent on the schedules and availability of our volunteers and the applicant(s). We ask that you please be patient through this process.

1. WGSPR follows National GSP Breed Rescue Protocols.
2. WGSPR does not hold dogs. If you are interested in a particular GSP, you should arrange to meet that dog as soon as possible following approval.
3. WGSPR is unable to ship our GSPs to other states.
4. WGSPR cannot promise any of our GSPs are hunters.

Adoption Fees
Our adoption fees* are:

$375.00 GSPs under a year old

$300.00 adult GSP

$200.00 Seniors 8 years and older

We are unable to accept "payment plans," nor are we able to accept credit cards. If you write us a check, we ask that you please ensure you have sufficient funds!

*All GSP rescues come with all Rabies and DHLPP vaccinations, HW test and HW preventative, spay/neuter, micro chipping, flea and tick preventative and certified vet inspection.

Your adoption fee pays for the next GSP saved.

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Shih Tzu

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Summer(Bonded with Cisco)

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Female, Baby
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Domestic Shorthair/Domestic Mediumhair

Male, Young
Janesville, WI
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American Bulldog/Mixed Breed (Medium)

Male, Adult
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Domestic Longhair

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